Facelift/ Rhytidectomy

A facelift can improve the visible signs of aging in the face including jowls, deep facial creases, and neck redundancy. A facelift will create a smoother, “well-rested” look. The incision is hidden in the contour of your ear and into the hairline. The deeper tissues are repositioned and sometimes fat grafting is used as well.

Patients should expect to experience temporary bruising and swelling. The facial skin may feel numb and tender, as well as dry. Typically, the patient will have a "tight" sensation in the face and neck.

Risks include bleeding, infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry and an undesirable hairline change. Occasionally, injury to the nerves controlling facial muscles and temporary numbness occur. When injury does happen, it usually resolves, but on rare occasions, it is permanent. Poor healing is another possible risk.

After a facelift, you can generally resume work in 10 to 14 days and more strenuous activities within two to six weeks. Sun exposure should be limited for several months, and the you should always use sunscreen.

A facelift does not stop the aging process but can make you look years younger. Visit us today at our Kamloops plastic surgery office to find out more.

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